Mar 6, 2009

Buy these organic (produce with most pesticides)

Here is a list from Environmental Working Group of produce that has the most pesticides.

Top 10 (highest pesticide load)

1. Peach
2. Apple
3. Sweet Bell Pepper
4. Celery
5. Nectarine
6. Strawberries
7. Cherries
8. Kale
9. Lettuce
10. Grapes - Imported

4 comments:

Jean said...

I've also heard that strawberries are heavily sprayed. Makes sense since all kinds of critters like to eat them. It's too bad but I've found some good organic strawberries at Super 1 recently.

Sirpa said...

I haven't seen organic strawberries at Super1, have to go there! Thanks Jean!

Sabine said...

Unfortunately, the originally posted link doesn't seem to work anymore. However, I found the same information on the following page: http://www.stonyfield.com/ORGANIC/EWGShoppersGuide.pdf

Sirpa said...

Sabine, thanks! I updated the link and changed the top 3 to top 10!